Asbestos is more prevalent than most people realise. As understanding grows, so do concerns for those in the industry. Thankfully now there is a growing awareness of the need for education, protection and accountability.
New 2015 health and safety regulations will impose far stronger sanctions on the use and disposal of asbestos. Under the new legislation, every building renovation or demolition will need to have an asbestos survey first, and sites must be able to show an asbestos register. There will also be a duty of care required by building owners to make sure no one is exposed to it, including installers, renovators and demolition contractors.
At Ward Demolition we treat asbestos with the respect its dangerous nature calls for. Our founder Peter Ward is the president of the NZDAA (New Zealand Demolition and Asbestos Association), and asbestos removal is our speciality.
Even non friable asbestos can become friable. If you’re dealing with asbestos, call in the experts.
ST STEPHEN’S SCHOOL ASBESTOS CLEAN UP
St Stephen’s school gymnasium was covered with asbestos roofing, and when it caught fire it contaminated the whole school. OSH closed the premises, and Ward Demolition was called into clean up the mess quickly and safely. Our team cleaned the buildings, roofs and gutters, along with the trees, grass and paths. We removed the fire damaged building, and the school was reopened in less than seven days.